King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON turns 50 on Friday (29Aug08) - after spending more than 30 years entertaining the world.
The Thriller legend, who has sold more than 300 million records across the globe, has taken a backseat from music in recent years after being engulfed in scandal.
But despite the plastic surgery, child molestation charges, and baby dangling madness, the one they call Wacko Jacko is still loved and admired around the world.
He is rumoured to be planning a spectacular Las Vegas comeback to prove his critics wrong. Way to go, Jacko!